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BART Board Wants Strike During Summer "If BART is going to disrupt the peace and quiet of commuters of the Bay Area, we'd better do it in the summertime,"' said BART Director Joel Keller.

BART Board Wants Strike During Summer "If BART is going to disrupt the peace and quiet of commuters of the Bay Area, we'd better do it in the summertime,"' said BART Director Joel Keller. 
Collision course: With contract talks going nowhere fast, BART's two biggest unions are preparing to take a strike authorization vote.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Oakland-Coliseum-pipe-clog-caused-backup-4608306.php

Negotiating with BART politicians is not easy says ATU 1555 President

Negotiating with BART politicians is not easy says ATU 1555 President

http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Negotiating-with-BART-politicians-is-not-easy-4608447.phpShort, Special To The Chronicle

ATU 192 AC Transit Workers Votes 97.4% to Authorize Strike

ATU 192 AC Transit Workers  Votes 97.4% to Authorize Strike
ATU 192 AC transit workers are getting ready for a strike on July 1, 2013 when their contract expires.

Rail Safety and the Value of a Life

 

Rail Safety and the Value of a Life

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732358290457848506102479040...

• June 17, 2013, 10:32 p.m. ET

Rail Safety and the Value of a Life

 
By TED MANN

Next month, a major bridge over the Schuylkill River just outside Philadelphia will be declared too unsafe for trains to use. Its wood ties are rotten and officials fear the rails, expanding in the summer sun, will pull the trestle apart.

SF Labor Council Protests Repression In Turkey And US Supported Privatization/Deregulation

San Francisco Labor Council Resolution to Defend Labor & the Working People Of Turkey
http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/06-10-13ResDefndTurkishWrkrs.pdf

Whereas, the Turkish AKP Erdogan government has launched a massive attack against workers, youth, educators, journalists and minorities in Turkey; and

Whereas, the AKP government has supported the privatization and destruction of public spaces including the Taksim square; and

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